Boarding is an integral part of life at Baobab College…
Our two boarding houses are located close to the main school buildings, in an attractive part of our school campus. Our boarders enjoy an excellent standard of accommodation, readily available educational and sporting facilities and the chance to enjoy all the opportunities of school life to the full. Perhaps the most important of these opportunities is the time spent building friendships, which will hopefully endure throughout their time at the school and their lives beyond it.
Each of our boarding houses fosters a high level of care and support for the boarders, which helps to encourage them to make the most of school life through a daily routine and an activities programme which are designed to give a balance between work, play and a broader cultural education.
Living in a residential setting, students are entrusted with personal and community responsibility. By assuming this responsibility and holding themselves accountable for their choices, students learn the value of being a contributing member of a caring community.
We are confident that our boarding programme affords excellent and unique opportunities to each and every one of our boarding students as we strive to develop the skills and qualities necessary for global citizens of today’s world.
At present we have two boarding houses (separated by gender) that cater for 120 students of all ages.
Primary students are in separate bedrooms, providing facilities for ten boys and ten girls. They have their own separate bathroom facilities and a small common / prep room. Through our experienced and committed staff we are able to meet the special needs of our youngest boarding students.
Primary students may only be weekly boarders. Secondary students may opt for weekly or full boarding.
Older students are given, wherever possible, their own private rooms for study purposes. Students are expected to keep their areas clean and make their own beds each day. Room inspections are carried out by the boarding staff every morning.
Each bedroom has shower facilities with both hot and cold water. We actively encourage our boarders to decorate their rooms, in line with school rules, in such a way as to make them feel homely. Students are required to bring their own bedding and toiletries. Our boarding students have access to school facilities, including extensive school grounds, 25m pool, tennis courts, library and IT facilities. We have a dedicated canteen that ensures that our boarders are provided with tasty and nutritious food.